David Walker’s poems, “Fishing The Maze,” “The Fire in Winter,” and “An Early Evening in Late Summer,” appeared in NER 1.3 (1979):
Fishing The Maze
In the long cast it all comes round:
the line curves out beyond the reach of eye
or ear—almost beyond
what the wrist believes. . . .
Yet steady, steady
a voice keeps whispering;
my senses ground, bracing against that pull
in discipline and love, that lean to land
their strangest catch of sound.